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Got an e-mail about an Oculus Research study in Seattle, guessing it's a scam?

TheBrianJTheBrianJ Posts: 2
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I just got the following e-mail:

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Hello Brian,

You have been contacted via Facebook Participant Recruiting for a study on behalf of Oculus to help understand potential users of Virtual Reality headsets.

We are looking for people 18 years or older to participate in a 90-minute research study on either Monday, February 26th, Tuesday, February 27th, Wednesday, February 28th, Thursday, March 1st, or Friday, March 2nd. The study will be held at Oculus' office in SoDo Seattle. To thank you for your time, you will receive a $125 Amazon e-gift card if you are selected and participate in the study.

If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete this brief survey. If you are selected for the study, we will contact you directly and will receive a follow-up call or email with more details.

We will contact you directly if you are selected for the study.

Please don't hesitate to reply with any questions!

Thank you,

Victoria Kyu | Facebook & Oculus User Research 
1 Hacker Way | Menlo Park | 94025 | CA, US
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I'm guessing this is some sort of scam? Just trying to confirm that this is fake. Thank you!


Comments

  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,735 Volunteer Moderator
    Scams usually don't use names but this has your name. Link In @cybereality and he'll let you know ;)
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    edited February 2018
    This actually is a real email from Oculus. However, please always be safe: don't download or open attachments from emails, roll over and look at links before you click them to see they point to reputable sites, etc. 
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  • TheBrianJTheBrianJ Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    This actually is a real email from Oculus. However, please always be safe: don't download or open attachments from emails, roll over and look at links before you click them to see they point to reputable sites, etc. 

    Well I'll be, it's legit! Thank you for responding, I really appreciate it!
  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,156 Volunteer Moderator
    I'm not sure I'd trust an email sent from someone at "1 Hacker Way".
    :)
    :)

  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    kojack said:
    I'm not sure I'd trust an email sent from someone at "1 Hacker Way".
    :)
    :)

    Lol you could say that about Infinite Loop .. sounds like a bot malfunctioned 
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    kojack said:
    I'm not sure I'd trust an email sent from someone at "1 Hacker Way".
    :)
    :)


    That's the real address, though.
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,156 Volunteer Moderator
    Sure it is.

    (Everybody, he's part of the scam!)
  • HunterTierneyHunterTierney Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Buddy, of course it's a hoax. :D
  • HunterTierneyHunterTierney Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    You know, this reminded me of the story about Frankenstein. He also thought that all the ideas according to plan. But unfortunately he did not have a forum where he could ask someone else's opinion. You can read about it in the essay on the service https://samples.edusson.com/frankenstein/. Such letters are always a scam if you do not have any official connection with Oculus. But you did the right thing you wrote on the forum, and did not fall for the trick.
  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,056 Valuable Player
    It had been suggested there may have been a breach of email details on this forum back in 2017 - is this fall out from that, or from another breach of details?
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  • Comic_Book_GuyComic_Book_Guy Posts: 1,212
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    You know, this reminded me of the story about Frankenstein. He also thought that all the ideas according to plan. But unfortunately he did not have a forum where he could ask someone else's opinion. You can read about it in the essay on the service https://samples.edusson.com/frankenstein/. Such letters are always a scam if you do not have any official connection with Oculus. But you did the right thing you wrote on the forum, and did not fall for the trick.
    Meanwhile it's not a scam and it's legit. He was right to be skeptical though.
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